Well, another dream has been realised and another goal reached. I just bought a Dell Latitude laptop from Ebay. I have wanted a laptop ever since I started planning a move to the country and using solar power as a primary energy source. The reason? It is much more practical to keep a laptop battery charged or to use it from a power supply using solar than trying to use a desktop. An added plus is that a laptop takes up a lot less room than a desktop. You see? I'm trying to cover all my bases before I actually move. Little by little, I'm getting there.
I'm basically a self taught computer user, so setting up all the bells and whistles and making everything work like it should takes me a little longer than some folks. But the one advantage to this is that once I learn something, I find it easier to remember. I was supposed to have some help tonight setting everything up, but the help never showed. So I will get it done the old fashion way...doing it myself.
Unfortunately, I did not get a users manual with the package, but I managed to download one from Dell's website. With the manual, some fresh coffee, and a good attitude the Hermit will pull it off! Just have to stay positive about it.
For those that might be interested, here are the specs on it...
Processor Type:Intel Pentium M, Centrino
Processor Speed:1.6 GHz
Screen Size:14 inch
Processor Configuration:Single Core
Memory (RAM):512 MB
Primary Drive:CD-RW/DVD Combo
Hard Drive Capacity:40 GB
It came with a really nice carrying case, a charger, and an AC adapter and power cord. Overall, I am well pleased with it and I'm looking forward learning all about it. So now...I'm going to get a fresh cup of coffee and start playing...er,I mean working...with my new toy. Want to join me?